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MINUTES OF THE BEGULAR-MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA VILLAGE COUNCIL HELD AT THE VILLAGE HALL <br />MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1971 <br />Members answering rollcall were Councilmen Courtney, Johnson, Shaw, VanValken- <br />burg and Mayor Bredesen. <br />MINUTES of September 13, 1971, were approved as submitted by motion of Council- <br />man Johnson, seconded by Councilman Courtney and carried. <br />STANDARD OIL COMPANY ZONING REQUEST CONTINUED. <br />sented by Clerk, approved as to form and ordered.placed on file. As recom- <br />mended by Mr. Luce, Councilman VanValkenburg's motion to continue the hearing <br />for rezoning of parts of Lots 5 and 6, Block 6, Edina Interchange Center from <br />0-1 Office Building District to C-4 Commercial District to October 18, 1971, <br />was seconded by Councilman-Courtney and carried.' <br />Affidavits of Notice were pre- <br />FOLKE VICTORSEN ZONING REQUEST CONTINUED TO NOVEMBER 15, 1971. Affidavits of <br />Notice were presented by Clerk, approved as to form and ordered placed on file. <br />Mr. Luce presented the request of Mr. Folke Victorsen for zoning change for <br />part of Lots 18 thru 21, Auditors Subdivision 196 from R--1 Residential District <br />to Planned Residential District PRD-2 for Nine Mile Hill located on the South- <br />west quadrant of Gleason Road and the Crosstown Highway. <br />Brauer & Associates presented the proposal which calls for 4.55 units per <br />acre, with seven single family dwellings , twenty townhouse units and 62 luxury <br />apartments. He noted that Mr. Victorsen owns neither the top nor the bottom <br />of the hill, that the development had been planned with sensitivity and that <br />standard subdivision of the property would result in the loss of many trees. <br />Mr. Waters added that the proposal was a compromixe which had been approved <br />by the Plannfng Commission and that a basic agreement had been reached with <br />neighbors. <br />Brauer and Associates said that Nine Mile @.ll is considerably smaller and <br />that the slope is more severe than those in Braemar Hills. <br />units would be tailored to the slopes and that it is intended to leave the <br />yard areas natural, rather than in green yards. <br />located just a.short distance from the street, with townhouses at mid-hill <br />and single family dwellings toward the West side of the hill. He added that <br />most of the visible parts of the hill will be left untouched. Mr. James <br />Larkin said that he represented residents who had retained the services of a <br />planner, Mr. Carl Dale. He presented Council with plans that had been recom- <br />mended by the Planning Commission as a compromise so that the integrity of <br />the area could be,preserved without economic hardship on the developr. He <br />referred to a staff report of August 5, 1971, recommending the type of area <br />the Planned Residential District was designed to ,cover and urged restriction <br />to four units per acre as a reasonable compromise. Mr. Orrin M. Haugen, <br />6612 Indian Hills Road, President of Arrowhead Lake Association, said that at <br />no time had residents responded favorably to the proposal and recalled that <br />Planning Commission members Lewis and Hughes ,had voted against the proposal, <br />indicating that they had seen no reason to depart from the Western Edina Plan. <br />Councilman Johnson asked what is conceptually different at this time than at <br />the time the Western Edina Plan was adopted. <br />the proper density. <br />apartments, noting that his other Edina apartments were occupied almost <br />entirely by former Edina residents. <br />reduce the density of the project any further, he would have to abandon his <br />plan entirely. <br />with a single means of ingress and egress to the property, Mr. Brauer said <br />that, because of the terrain, and because of the expense of development, there <br />is no possible altsrnate way to construct roads on the hill. Appearing in <br />opposition to the zoning were Dr. D. G. MkQuarrie, 6625 Mohawk Trail, Dr. <br />Lester Carlander, 6800 Indian Ilills Road, Mr. Karl Kaufmann, 6405 McCauley <br />Circle, and Mrs. June Unger, 5508 Cherokee Trail. <br />pointed out that, along with the question of rezoning, this proposal involved <br />an antendment to the IJestern EdinalPlan and that since legal notice of such an <br />amendment had not been givenj,the plan amendment is qot properly before the <br />Council. <br />represents an association of Viking Hills residents who have joined with some <br />twenty-five homeowners-groups in the formation of '"Edina Homeowners' Coalition", <br />the purpose of which is to establish a Residents' Land Use Advisory Committee. <br />He submitted the following five recommendations to the Council as a "proposal <br />for organized resident involvement in the development and adherence to a <br />master plan for the remaining undeveloped land in the Village of Edinatc: <br />Mr. Keith Waters of <br />In reply to a question of Councilman ;Johnson, Mr. Donald Brauer of <br />He added that the <br />The apartment units are <br />Mayor Bredesen and Councilman <br />VanValkenburg said that they were not sure that'four units per acre was not <br />r_ Mr. Victorsen pointed out the need for townhouses and <br />He added that if it was necessary to <br />Councilman Shaw raised the question of safety for the area <br />Village Attorney Erickson <br />Mr. Robert Kasbohm, 6147 Arctic Way, advised Council that he